Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"It's more fun when you're not the only one having it." ~ Bernie DeKoven

This past Saturday, Bruce and I headed two hours south to Miami, and to its famed section - South Beach. Known for its active day and nighttime life, the day of our visit was quite chilly and mostly overcast - so there were no "beautiful bodies" on the sand - for which this beach is famous.  However, it proved to be a very interesting and "people watching" place nonetheless.


"Another unique aesthetic attribute of South Beach is the presence of several colorful and unique stands used by South Beach's lifeguards. After Hurricane Andrew, Architect William Lane donated his design services to the city and added new stops on design tours in the form of lifeguard towers. His towers instantly became symbols of the revived City of Miami Beach." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Beach


There are dozens of outside cafes and restaurants - most with some type of heating - welcome on a day like this one!

We came across the filming of a fashion show - so I turned "fashion photographer" for a bit - and it was a lot of fun!














Heading across the street, we began to look for a spot to grab a meal before we headed home.



Big drinks and cigars are the name of the game here!



Oh, and entertainment!


We finally sat down to eat at the Carlyle Cafe, one of the many sidewalk restaurants along Ocean Drive. Bruce and I split a dish called Sapori Di Mare, meaning "flavors of the sea", an accurate description!  Our dish consisted of a split lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari.  All of this was served on pasta in a red sauce.  It was a messy dish - to be sure, but very good.  Being the huge seafood fan that I am, I was surprised that my favorite part of it was the pasta.  I'm sure that it was handmade - and just delectable in the fishy sauce.

A fun day!

9 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great day! And your pictures are fantastic! I really can see the atmosphere of the day and how much fun you had!

    Oh, and I want the Corona Cocktail :)

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    1. I can only imagine this place on a 90 degree day!

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  2. So much to see, indeed! My head would have been on a swivel the entire time. I don't know how you remembered to take any pictures at all! Thanks for taking us to exciting SOBE.

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  3. Wow, nice photos! Looks like a fun day!!

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  4. A fun day! I'll say...indeed. I loved the photos of the fashion show. I would just love to hear the music and see how they were grooving in those fabulous outfits. The lunch looks awesome...I love seafood but I'm the only one in the family so I would order what you got.

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    1. I will miss the abundance of fresh seafood when we return home to Central NY!

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  5. Every day in Florid is just a party! I am glad for you. Another fun day and gosh that fish dish looks yummy xox Clarice

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